Brett Kavanaugh's drinking led to blacking out, college friends say

Cheryl Sanders
October 7, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the term "Devil's Triangle", was in reference to a drinking game similar to a more well known drinking game called Quarters.

Roche, who was roommates with Kavanaugh during their freshman year at Yale University, said Kavanaugh was "relatively quiet and studious most of the time" but he drank heavily, at times to the point where he would become "angry" and "belligerent".

Judge Brett Kavanaugh in July, following a meeting with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley.

"This is not about drinking too much or even encouraging others to drink", Roche writes.

"I believe Debbie because I know her", he said.

Regarding the comments Kavanaugh made, Roche said, "When Brett started saying things about his drinking and his use of certain words, sexually-oriented words, I knew he was lying because he was my roommate". He did so baldly, without hesitation or reservation.


Immediately after President Trump nominated Judge Kavanaugh in July, hundreds of Yale law students, alumni and faculty signed a petition claiming the nomination presented an "emergency. for our safety". Both Kavanaugh and Ford testified under oath.

"We do not remember the exact origin of the name, but none of us used the phrase "Devil's Triangle" in our yearbook to refer to any kind of sexual activity".

"I can unequivocally say that in denying the possibility that he ever blacked out from drinking, and in downplaying the degree in frequency of his drinking, Brett has not told the truth", Ludington said.

Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the misconduct allegations against him.

'We were in a room together, our beds were 10 feet apart for a couple of months, ' Roche said. "I knew that he knew that he wasn't telling the truth".

I can't imagine that anyone in the Senate wants to confirm an individual to a lifetime appointment on the United States Supreme Court who has demonstrated a willingness to be untruthful under oath about easily verified information.


The FBI's interview with Ramirez is part of a report on Kavanaugh that has not been publicly published; Senators and some aides were allowed to review it in private Thursday morning. Sen.

In the op-ed, Roche wrote he was willing to talk to FBI investigators, but when speaking to Anderson Cooper, he said he had "never been contacted about Brett by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, ever".

Roche first spoke out in support of Deborah Ramirez, the woman who claims that Kavanaugh drunkenly brandished his member in her face in college.

'No. Like - like most people in college, I went to parties and had beers, but that's - that's not an accurate description in my view, ' Kavnaugh said of Roche's claim, according to a transcript of the interview.

Roche's statements came just hours before news broke early Thursday that the White House was preparing to send the FBI's completed background check on Kavanaugh to senators, having reviewed it and found no reason not to.


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